"I'll make no secret about the fact we are actively looking to recruit from there at the moment," said Tait, who has also been part of the coaching set up with the Scottish national team since his retirement from playing eight years ago.
"We are being really specific about the type of player we want and the position he will play. That process is ongoing right now and we are very encouraged by the response we've had.
"Rob Andrew was very clever in bringing in rugby league players back over in the 90s, and if you can choose the right ones then I think they can make a big contribution in certain positions."
Having been part of the Falcons' Premiership triumph back in 1998 after joining the club from rugby league outfit Leeds Rhinos, Tait has first-hand experience of the positive impact that cross-code ventures can have on a club's fortunes.
"It was the very start of professionalism in union, and I think the Falcons made a very shrewd move in going to rugby league for the likes of Inga Tuigamala, John Bentley and myself.
"We had all been professionals for a number of years already and brought that mindset with us in to training, which rugby union had never had at the time."